Registration for classes is always open!
Our goal is to provide dancers with a premier education that will help their path throughout the cultural arts world and beyond.
Mission Statement & Philosophy
Dance has the power to communicate on an International level. Dance can reach students of all backgrounds, genders and cultures.
We wish to inspire the dancer's mind with a profound respect for all the arts and to build collaboration in the city of Jacksonville and abroad.
My Own Journey
Suzanne Saltmarsh earned her BFA from Florida State University. She is a certified Martha Graham Teacher, funded by the Gregory Peck Foundation. She has performed with the Martha Graham Dance Company, Dallas Black Dance Theater, and San Francisco Opera Ballet and Labayen Dance. Performing, choreographing, and teaching for Douglas Anderson SOTA, La Villa SOTA, San Francisco SOTA, Martha Graham School NYC DBDT, Lines Ballet, Marin Ballet, Youth America Grande Prix and University in Lisbon, Portugal over the last 27 years. Ms. Saltmarsh formed Saltmarsh Dance in 1999, in San Francisco as a vehicle to continue building her choreography. She has choreographed for Martha Graham School, Marin Ballet, Dallas Black Dance Theater, San Francisco SOTA, SF Fringe Festival, Women’s Work, Douglas Anderson SOTA, La Villa SOTA, The Florida Ballet, Jacksonville University, IRCC, Chocolate Nutcracker, Community Nutcracker, and Youth America Grand Prix. Project Sky Dancing was presented April 2013 at One Spark, Jacksonville. Ms. Saltmarsh choreographed Kurt Weill’s, Street Scene Opera (JU). Ms. Saltmarsh earned an MFA in Choreography from Jacksonville University.
OPENS MONDAY AUG 15TH
Dance + Develop
We're so excited about our NEW studio home in San Marco located at 1620 Naldo Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207. We're having an open house night at 6pm on Aug 22nd if you want to visit.
New features of our studio: The most space we've ever had in the history of Saltmarsh Dance and an aerial clearance and lighting even circus stars can appreciate. We also have space for dressing rooms, office, kitchen and a waiting room for parents and parking. It was worth the wait even if it is down to the wire. Of course, we do have to put in a new floor to fit the space, but given this is our forever home, we're so happy to do it. Here's to our new adventures together!
We focus on building up our students from setting a solid foundation to polishing advanced techniques with master choreography and professional dance development coaching. Our teachers are actively engaged with students during class time and offer additional instruction sessions for our more advanced students who want to work on specific elements for new opportunities. We currently offer class options for all ages in ballet, contemporary, and often bring in special guest artists and performance opportunities throughout the year. Registration is always open, but our official start for registration is Aug 15th, 2022 for this '22-'23 season.
join us for class at all levels !
22 September through 26 September, 2020 hosted Landes Dixon
Landes Dixon (@landesdixon) originally trained as a dancer in Jacksonville, Florida, a graduate of Douglas Anderson school of the arts and former student of Ms. Saltmarsh joins us from San Francisco for a wonderful week of exploration at Saltmarsh dance of Jacksonville.
Call or text the studio at (904)923-0977, or email [email protected] to reserve your spot in class!
saltmarshDANCE and Suzanne Saltmarsh, created and memorialized a Dance Tribute to September 11, 2001. CAUTION would blend "en pointe" and the naked foot for the first time and explore the relationship to pain, grievance and loss.
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